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Since the latest generation of Xbox consoles have been out for a few years now, there's a myriad of accessories and peripherals that you can grab for them. That can be anything from a fancier controller to a new headset or even the proprietary storage you can only get from Seagate. Some of these can be pretty expensive, so we've scoured the big retailers and collected our favorite deals across the board here.
These deals include discounts on top-rated headsets, controllers, gaming subscriptions and much more. And if you're looking to upgrade to a next-gen Xbox, there's a bundle available that includes the Xbox Series S and 1TB of expandable storage right now. We'll continue to update this page as offers come and go, so be sure to check back often for the best prices available. And if you're a PlayStation gamer, be sure to check out our roundup for the best deals on PlayStation gaming gear.
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If you're in the market for a next-gen console, this discounted Xbox Series S and 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion card bundle is a decent option for those who enjoy having a large game library readily at hand. The Series S is the more affordable of Microsoft's two new consoles and doesn't have a physical disk drive, but can still run all the same games as the pricier Series X. But having that additional terabyte of storage could certainly come in handy, so this is a decent option for gamers who don't want to have to pick and choose which games to keep on your console. (Note that a new 1TB black Series S hit shelves earlier this month and lists for $350, but has 33% less storage space total.)
Xbox users who subscribe to Game Pass Ultimate now have access to Microsoft's cloud gaming beta, which allows you to stream games from anywhere on a variety of devices -- including smartphones. This Razer Kishi is a compact controller that holds your phone in the middle so you can enjoy your favorite console games while you're on the go. It's designed to be universally compatible with Android phones with a USB-C connector, and has a similar layout to the Nintendo Switch. There's also an iPhone version that you can snag on sale for $70.
Named our favorite wireless option for 2023, the basic next-gen Xbox controller is still the best choice for most people. It features a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, and with Bluetooth connectivity, it's easy to pair with your console, PC or phone. Microsoft currently has nearly all colors on sale, with some variants discounted by more than $15.
If you're looking for an extra controller to have on hand, this wired Power A model is one of the best options out there right now. It's highly affordable at less than $30, and we named it the best Xbox controller for those who are just after the basics. It features a standard button layout, a detachable USB cable and two mappable buttons for custom controls. The desert ops color has the biggest discount at the moment, but there are other colors and styles on sale at Amazon as well.
If you're a hardcore gamer, you may want to take advantage of this rare deal on the Elite Series 2 Core wireless controller. It allows you to adjust thumbstick tension and features faster triggers to help you stay ahead of the competition. Plus, you can remap the buttons and create up to three custom profiles so you can easily switch between games or players. You can save $35 on the basic white variant, dropping it down to $95; or grab the red variant for $96, which saves $44; or the blue variant for $121, saving you $19.
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is one of our favorite high-end Xbox headsets on the market right now. It features wireless connectivity and is compatible with both the next-gen Xbox Series X and Series S, as well as the previous-gen Xbox One. It's equipped with a retractable microphone with noise-canceling capabilities to filter out background noise, and has a battery life of up to 20 hours on a single charge.
If you don't want to spend over $100 on a headset, the Hyper X Cloud 2 is an excellent budget-friendly option. It's a wired over-ear headset that's equipped with 53mm drivers and offers 7.1 virtual surround sound, passive noise cancellation and a detachable noise-canceling microphone. It lists for $100, but right now, you can snag select colors for as much as $21 off, bringing the price to just $79.
Games just keep getting bigger, and while I'm not complaining, it does mean that your console's storage can fill up pretty quickly. Seagate makes portable hard drives that are specifically designed to expand your Xbox's storage so you can spend less time redownloading and more time gaming. This 1TB model uses a USB 3.2 interface, and is compatible with the Xbox Series X and S, as well as all versions of the Xbox One.
For next-gen users, Seagate also makes an expansion card that plugs directly into the back of your Series X or S console for seamless gameplay. It uses the same Velocity architecture found on Xbox consoles, so it boasts the fastest load times of any external game drive out there right now, with data transfer speeds of up to 2.4 gigabytes per second. It's roughly twice as expensive as the portable drive above, but it is the fastest and most convenient way to expand your Xbox storage at the moment.
A Game Pass Ultimate subscription is one of the best ways to get the most out of your Xbox. It includes an Xbox Live Gold membership, which allows you to play games online, and also gives you access to a massive library of Xbox games that you can download and play for free at any time. An Ultimate membership typically costs $17 a month (via Microsoft), but this three-month deal from CDKeys drops that monthly price down to just under $11.